Monday Open Thread |Unrequited Love Songs|Chris Isaak

chris isaakWicked Game” is a 1990 song by Chris Isaak from his third studio album Heart Shaped World. Despite being released as a single in 1989, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990). Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who loved David Lynch films, began playing the song and it quickly became a nationwide top ten hit in January 1991, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first hit song of his career.

The song is written in the mode of B Dorian and it is a ballad about unrequited love,[1][2] performed in what Allmusic describes as a “brooding, sorrowfully conflicted” tone.[3]

Through several years, many different versions and arrangements of the song were made before the final version was released. Both the bassline and drums (except the cymbals) were sampled from previous recordings of the song and then looped.[4] James Calvin Wilsey played the distinctive lead guitar solo on the song.

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60 Responses to Monday Open Thread |Unrequited Love Songs|Chris Isaak

  1. Ametia says:

    PBO should fire the entire SS at the WH on watch last Friday . Get NOI to proiect him.

  2. rikyrah says:



  3. rikyrah says:

    zizi2 @zizii2

    So #SecretService that said WH intruder did “not look armed” now finds 800 rounds of ammo plus machete? But unarmed #MikeBrown’s dead!
    6:10 PM – 22 Sep 2014

  4. Whoa!

    BREAKING: Prosecutor: More than 800 rounds of ammunition found in car of alleged White House intruder. via @AP

  5. rikyrah says:




    Rush Limbaugh’s black sidekick, Snerdley: Segregation was the ‘good old days’

    David Edwards
    22 Sep 2014

    James Golden, who is better known as Rush Limbaugh’s sidekick “Snerdley,” asserted over the weekend that the quality of life for African-Americans has been going downhill ever since the end of Jim Crow.

    In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas that was published on Sunday, Golden expresses views on American culture that are similar to what listeners might hear on Limbaugh’s radio program.

    “Isn’t a shame that the good old days were the days when things were segregated legally in this country?” he opines. “The good old days, when two-parent families were the norm in the black community — and they were — two parent families were the norm back during segregation days

  6. Court tosses Obamacare mandate lawsuit brought by doctors

    A federal appeals court has summarily tossed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate — a case that is similar to the one that House Republicans plan to file against the president.

    This suit was filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which argued that the delay could hurt doctors financially. But the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Friday said the plaintiffs don’t have a right to sue.

    A unanimous three-judge panel threw out the case only three days after oral argument, a breakneck speed.

    The physicians’ group argued that the Obama administration doesn’t have the right to delay the implementation of the employer mandate, particularly without delaying the individual mandate, too. The doctors said they are harmed because when people pay the penalty, they have less income to buy medical care from them.

    “The [Supreme] Court has rejected efforts by one person to litigate about the amount of someone else’s taxes (or someone else’s subsidies, which are taxes in reverse),” Judge Frank Easterbrook wrote for the three-judge panel, which also included Judges William Bauer and Richard Posner. All three were nominated to the bench by Republican presidents.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Rhetoric vs. reality on Rand Paul, voting rights
    09/22/14 10:43 AM
    By Steve Benen
    Once in a while, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) sounds progressive notes on voting rights. It’s the substantive follow-through that’s the problem. Katie Glueck reported last week that Kentucky Republican “blasted his own party for making it tougher for minorities to vote.”
    The Kentucky Republican, a likely presidential candidate, has long argued that drug laws disproportionately affect minorities and has also championed restoring voting rights for some non-violent felons. He laid out those views in a speech at the Liberty PAC conference, a gathering tied to his father, libertarian icon Ron Paul.

    “So many times, Republicans are seen as this party of, ‘We don’t want black people to vote because they’re voting Democrat, we don’t want Hispanic people to vote because they’re voting Democrat,’” he said. “We wonder why the Republican Party is so small. Why don’t we be the party that’s for people voting, for voting rights?”
    If my email inbox is any indication, Paul’s supporters believe the senator deserves more credit for making remarks like these, and to a degree, they have a point. With so many Republican policymakers nationwide continuing to impose harsh and unnecessary restrictions on voting rights, unlike anything Americans have seen since the Jim Crow era, Paul’s rhetoric is a welcome change of pace.

    But rhetoric only goes so far. Paul also happens to be a U.S. senator, where he can write bills, propose policies, and co-sponsor legislation on anything he chooses.

    Why doesn’t the Republican Party become the party that champions voting rights? It’s a good question. But the good follow-up question is, why doesn’t Rand Paul do actual work on the problem?

    In July, for example, the Kentucky senator boasted, “I’m a Republican who wants to restore a federal role for the government in the Voting Rights Act.” Terrific. But there’s a bipartisan legislative proposal to repair the Voting Rights Act following last year’s Supreme Court ruling, and as of this morning, Paul has neither signed on as a co-sponsor nor introduced an alternative.

    Complicating matters, Paul is also largely on board with the substance of his party’s voter-suppression agenda, including voter-ID laws that disproportionately affect minority voters.

    “We wonder why the Republican Party is so small”? I suppose we do. It might have something to do with the fact that the Senate GOP’s most enthusiastic supporter of voting rights hasn’t done anything but talk about his affection for voting rights.

  8. rikyrah says:

    A window closes on Cory Gardner
    09/22/14 10:00 AM
    By Steve Benen
    No issue has dogged Rep. Cory Gardner’s (R) Senate campaign in Colorado more than a policy known as “personhood,” which would ban abortions and many common forms of birth control. In a bit of a surprise, the far-right congressman has decided to ride this train straight through to Election Day.

    Gardner has long been a culture warrior, championing personhood at the state and federal level, even after Colorado voters rejected it (twice). After launching a statewide campaign, the Republican tried to flip-flop on the issue, but Gardner struggled to even do this properly – the congressman announced he no longer supports the state personhood policy, but he would remain a co-sponsor of the federal personhood legislation.

    With Election Day nearing and Gardner locked in a very close race with Sen. Mark Udall (D), would the conservative Coloradan complete the reversal and walk away from the right-wing legislation? Apparently not. Jason Salzman reported Friday that “the die is cast.”
    The House of Representatives adjourned at noon today, meaning Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has officially missed his chance to withdraw his name from the Life at Conception Act, a federal personhood bill, prior to the Nov. election.

    To un-cosponsor the bill, Gardner would have had to make a statement from the House floor, and now the House is out of session until Nov. 12.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Plum Line

    Morning Plum: If Democrats lose Senate, they’ll go down fighting

    By Greg Sargent September 22 at 8:48 AM 

    It’s become a cliche to point out that Democrats may lose the Senate in part because of their “midterm drop-off problem,” in which core Dem groups such as minorities, young voters and single women are expected to stay home in disproportionate numbers, leaving behind an older, whiter, more-GOP-friendly electorate.

    But guess what — that’s really, really important! Indeed, whoever ends up controlling the Senate, it’s notable that Democrats will end up lavishing more resources on solving this problem than ever before, since it will far outlast these elections.

  10. Jury selection begins Monday morning in the Michael Dunn retrial.

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The retrial of Michael Dunn in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis begins Monday morning with prosecutors and defense attorneys interviewing prospective jurors.

    In February 12 jurors found Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted murder for firing a dozen shots into an SUV full of teenagers outside a Southside Gate convenience store the day after Thanksgiving 2012. The panel however, deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge in Davis’ death.

    Judge Russell Healey is allowing jury selection to begin, but said he could grant a defense motion to move the trial out of Jacksonville if there is difficultly seating an impartial panel.

    • Ametia says:

      Here we go, folks!

    • Liza says:

      Difficulty seating an impartial panel?

      Well, so far, it is racist whites who have been acquitting killers of black children. What is the defense worried about? That a black person will get on the jury?

      • Ametia says:

        Now Liza you know they can’t have black folks on that jury for the white killer. Blacks are not considered part of that so-called “jury of your peers.”

        What does this mean?

        jury of one’s peers n. a guaranteed right of criminal defendants, in which “peer” means an “equal.” This has been interpreted by courts to mean that the available jurors include a broad spectrum of the population, particularly of race, national origin and gender. Jury selection may include no process which excludes those of a particular race or intentionally narrows the spectrum of possible jurors. It does not mean that women are to be tried by women, Asians by Asians, or African Americans by African Americans.'s+peers

  11. rikyrah says:

    TheRittenbergReport @TheRReport

    Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels

  12. rikyrah says:

    Kobach’s ballot ‘disclaimer’ worsens Kansas’ circus
    09/22/14 08:00 AM
    By Steve Benen
    As of late Friday afternoon, the procedural nuttiness that has plagued Kansas U.S. Senate race appeared to have run its course. The state Supreme Court had ruled that Democrat Chad Taylor could, in fact, remove his name from the statewide ballot, creating a one-on-one match-up pitting Sen. Pat Roberts (R) against Greg Orman (I)..

    What’s more, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), who oversees state elections and just happens to be part of Roberts’ re-election campaign committee, appeared to be in retreat, directing officials to begin mailing ballots – as mandated by federal law – to Kansans voting from overseas without a Democratic candidate, as per Democrats’ wishes.

    There was, however, a catch. Kobach, who’s making no real effort to hide his brazen partisanship, continues to make unprecedented moves, turning Kansas’ race into a circus with no modern parallel. From the Wichita Eagle over the weekend:

  13. rikyrah says:

    Mon Sep 22, 2014 at 05:00 AM PDT.

    Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The ballot wars continue in the Kansas Senate race

    by Jeff Singer

    Leading Off:
    • KS-Sen: Events are moving quickly in the Sunflower State. On Thursday, the Kansas Supreme Court sided with Democratic nominee Chad Taylor, and took him off the ballot. Taylor had dropped out of the race in early September, but his presence on the ballot would have likely taken some left-leaning voters away from independent Greg Orman. Orman is locked in a very competitive battle with Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, and Democratic leaders are perfectly happy to not field a candidate.

    However, Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach is continuing to insist that Democrats must nominate someone by Sept. 26. David Orel, a registered Democrat, is also suing the state party to force them pick a candidate. Orel is arguing that as a Democrat he should be able to vote for a candidate from his party in November. But it sounds like Orel isn’t being driven by civics: His son works on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s campaign. On Thursday the court did not rule whether or not Democrats needed a nominee, but they may need to make that decision very soon.

    The problem for Kobach and Orel is that under federal law, overseas ballots needed to go out on Sept. 20, 45 days before the election. Kobach proceeded to send out the 526 ballots he needed to send out without a Democratic nominee included: However, Kobach included a disclaimer that these voters will need to vote again if a Democratic nominee is selected. It’s anyone’s guess how this will all go down but it looks all but certain that this is going back to court very soon.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Sun Sep 21, 2014 at 09:51 AM PDT.

    Dear RW Trolls- Yes, I do think Barack Obama is a Very Good President and here is why

    by murphthesurf3

    I spend a lot of time engaged in whack-a-troll at several websites. But one does get a little weary of all the Barack Obama every now and then I like to remind myself of why I continue to support him- not wholeheartedly, but by and large- which is about as much as I can say of any leader who I admire.
    A sidenote: Please see my short discussion on “Trolling” at the end of this article for an explanation of trolling as a bi-partisan behavior.

    I go so far as to suggest that
    Obama has been an Extraordinary President to Date

    * Nine presidents tried to get health insurance/heath access reform going (FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, Nixon, Ford, Clinton, and Obama. Only one of them succeeded.

    * Without Obama’s restraint, I am convinced that we would have had troops on the ground in both Libya and Syria.

    * In spite of concerted efforts of his opposition to obstruct economic recovery, it has clearly begun.

    * A solid work ethic enables him to handle multiple issues on many fronts: right now his administration is juggling Ebola (with the most robust response of any nation on earth), ISL (as the leader out in front of every other country in directly challenging the terrorist army and as the convener of a coalition- reluctant though it is- of states, doing the work of two branches of the government because of the absence of the Legislative Branch from Washington for much of the year, continues to push forward with measures to deal with the dangers inherent in CO2 emissions, and a host of other challenges.

    * He does all of this while remaining a person of charm, and wit, and grace despite a level of nastiness from his political opposition that is unrivaled in the modern era in a time when cooperation between the parties has almost completely broken down and in which electronic media based propaganda shapes public opinion.

    Politifact continues to do us a service in tracking Obama’s many promises at….

    Politifact is tracking 500+ promises made by Obama in setting out his agenda.

    Of that number, per their research team…
    45 Percent have very largely been kept
    24 Percent have been partially kept as part of compromises
    22 Percent have been broken/set aside by him
    1 Percent are stalled in legislation
    7 Percent are moving forward in legislation.

  15. rikyrah says:

    ThisMagicalEarth @MagicalEarth
    Dear RW Trolls- Yes, I do think Barack Obama is a Very Good President and here is why … #UniteBlue
    11:12 PM – 21 Sep 2014

  16. rikyrah says:

    ThisMagicalEarth @MagicalEarth
    The coming era of unlimited, and free, clean energy. Possibly as close as 20 yrs away. … #RenewableEnergy #Solar #Wind
    11:39 PM – 21 Sep 2014

  17. rikyrah says:

    Arapaho415 @arapaho415
    Sep 21, @latimes:
    “More investors – including some Rockefellers – divest from oil as climate fears grow.”
    10:42 PM – 21 Sep 2014

  18. rikyrah says:

    Charles Johnson @Green_Footballs
    Looking at #tcot and @gatewaypundit and right wing blogs and news sites, it’s clear that #climatemarch scared the fuck out of them.
    8:55 PM – 21 Sep 2014

  19. rikyrah says:

    It Was Catholic Bishops Who Masterminded The Evangelical Hobby Lobby Crusade

    By: Rmuse
    Sunday, September, 21st, 2014, 9:05 pm

    From about 313 of the Common Era to the early 1500s, it is relatively safe to say the Christian world was dominated by, and subsequently under the total control of, the Catholic Church. Whether there were holy Roman emperors or powerful Popes dominating Christian nations the world over, questioning the “Church’s” authority was forbidden, considered heresy as well as apostasy, and likely to earn violators a slow and painful execution. If it accomplished nothing else, and it did transform the Christian religion, the Reformation made it possible to question Catholic Church authority and the Vatican has never really gotten over it. In fact there was a “Thirty Years’ War” after the Reformation to reassert Papal supremacy that decimated parts of Europe, but the genie was out of the bottle and unquestioned Catholic supremacy over Western nations’ theocratic and political matters was over for all intents and purposes. However, four-hundred years later a group of Catholic bishops in America found an easy means to exert control over Christian conservatives and manipulate them to re-establish Vatican control over theocratic and political matters to bring women into subjection to Catholic dogma.

    It is amazing really, that mainstream Christians were mortified at the thought of a potential Catholic president (John F. Kennedy) doing the bidding of the Pope in the 1960s, and yet within 20 years they were being deftly manipulated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to do the bidding of the Pope. It has taken thirty years, but the USCCB finally succeeded in foisting the Supreme Pontiff Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae on the religious right and with valuable aide from the U.S. Catholic Supreme Court gave the Vatican the power to “regulate of birth” over a wide swathe of American women. Although the Hobby Lobby ruling will reverberate over America’s political and religious landscape for decades, the religious right can rest assured that their “apparent victory” was a well-executed plan masterminded by Catholic bishops to manipulate evangelical Christians like mindless puppets.

    Before one can comprehend exactly how, and more importantly why, the USCCB was able to easily influence the religious right to do the Vatican’s bidding, it is beneficial to know the history of the evangelical movement’s ardent and often violent opposition to women’s reproductive health choices. One thing is abundantly clear; mainstream Christians were not opposed to birth control or abortion prior to 1970 because they had another biblical cause to champion until it threatened their ability to operate as tax-exempt welfare recipients. It was not, as many Americans are led to believe, Roe v. Wade that drove the religious right’s ascension into a political force, it was Green v. Kennedy that drove them right into the waiting arms of the Catholic bishops.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Leonardo DiCaprio, a Dinosaur, and Thousands of Others Showed Up for the NYC People’s Climate March

    At around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, thousands of people gathered at Columbus Circle to begin the People’s Climate March. As the name suggests, it was intended to be call for action on climate change, with similar demonstrations taking place in cities all over the world. (The events were scheduled to almost coincide with the United Nations climate summit meeting that begins on Tuesday.) Before the start of the New York City march, organizers — who include dozens of environmental and social justice groups, as well as some unions — said they were expecting about 100,000 participants. By Sunday afternoon, they said turnout had hit 310,000.

    Here’s what that looks like from above:

    The huge, enthusiastic crowd that walked through midtown included a healthy sprinkling of celebrities and politicians, including Al Gore, Mayor de Blasio, Ban Ki-moon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Byrne, and many other people you have heard of.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Police: Arrest warrant issued for man seen with missing Virginia student

    September 22, 2014, 6:44 AM

    An arrest warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old man police have identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said on Sunday..

    The man, Jesse Leroy Matthew, presented himself at the police station on Saturday after officials said they were looking for him. After departing the station house following a brief discussion with police, he led law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase.

  22. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! :-)

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